Freezing rain in eastern Quebec

Freezing rain in eastern Quebec

Rush hour will be particularly complicated in eastern Quebec, where a freezing rain warning is in effect earlier in the week, while the sun is at the rendezvous in the province’s southwest.

Environment Canada forecasts 2 to 4 millimeters of freezing rain, following snowfall mixed with sleet in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspé Point.

The ice storm will not spare Anticosti Island and certain sectors of the north coast as 10 to 20 millimeters of freezing rain is expected during the day.

In Montreal and southern Quebec, on the other hand, the weather promises to be sunny with seasonal temperatures but with a wind chill of -19°C.

In Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue the weather conditions are the same, with sunshine under azure skies and a mercury that announces -4°C on the thermometer.

Quebec and Estri could get some snow showers with a risk of freezing rain, especially in the afternoon.

The federal agency has issued a smog warning for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, where the weather will be generally sunny with biting cold.